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AP Top Science News at 10:05 a.m. EDT

SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite....

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun....

Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant....





Laboratory advance provides view of early embryo development
NEW YORK (AP) -- New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday....

Small explosion detected at Cleveland Volcano
CHUGINADAK ISLAND, Alaska (AP) -- Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night....

Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them....

Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Researchers say they believe the ship that 18th century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor, but it'll take a lot of work and money to identify it....

CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say....

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seawater - increasingly acidic due to global warming - is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon....

Move over drones, driverless cars _ unmanned ship up next
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday - ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews....